Cops found $37,000 in drugs after Ajax man fled traffic stop
Published July 13, 2023 at 12:40 pm
An Ajax man has been charged with drug trafficking and weapons possession offences after allegedly running from a traffic stop.
Sault Ste. Marie police pulled the man over on Dufferin St. around 9:30 p.m. on July 11. This area is a short road through a residential area. Sault Ste. Marie sits on the southern tip of Lake Superior, a roughly eight-hour drive from Ajax.
During the traffic stop, the man allegedly ran from his car. Police called in a Canine Unit to search for the man. The dog found the man a short distance away hiding in a backyard on Trelawne Ave.
The man was arrested in the yard initially for a breach of release orders from earlier charges. Officers then searched his car and claim to have found;
- 71 grams of fentanyl,
- 66 grams of meth,
- 19 grams of cocaine,
- three cell phones,
- a wad of cash, and
- a loaded restricted pistol.
Ryan Cranston, 25 of Ajax, was charged with five firearms offences, three counts of drug trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime and three counts of breaking a release order. He remains in custody until a bail hearing.